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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 30
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper V.3

Concurrent Lifecycle Design and Construction

N.F.O. Evbuomwan* and #C.J. Anumba

*Engineering Design Centre, City University, London, UK
#Construction Research Unit, University of Teesside, Teesside, Middlesbrough, UK

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
N.F.O. Evbuomwan, C.J. Anumba, "Concurrent Lifecycle Design and Construction", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Developments in Computer Aided Design and Modelling for Civil Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 93-102, 1995. doi:10.4203/ccp.30.5.3
There is currently an awareness within the construction industry of the fact that integrating the key participants involved in a project, i.e. clients, architects, structural engineers, quantity surveyors, mechanical/electrical service engineers, contractors and materials suppliers, as opposed to the traditionally fragmented approach, generally leads to more successful projects. This paper hence aims to enunciate an integrated framework which supports the concurrent development of a project and the associated construction process. It examines the current status quo in the construction industry and the need for change. It also discusses concurrent engineering in a concise manner and introduces Design Function Deployment (DFD), a comprehensive concurrent engineering design system. The paper also enumerates key requirements for the new integrated model and concludes with an elucidation of the concurrent lifecycle design and construction framework and model.

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